Tri-County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship
and Training Committee

Frequently Asked Questions

Question

Is the JATC currently accepting applications?

Answer

Yes.  Application must be made in person.  The JATC is currently accepting applications for the Sound & Communication Apprenticeship and the Inside Electrical Apprenticeship.  Application may be made Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-11am and 1-4pm.

Question

How do I apply to the apprenticeship program?

Answer

At time of application, you must provide the following. Application must be made in person.

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older on the date of your application. 
  2. High School Diploma or GED.
  3. Sealed embossed official transcript showing that you have completed one full year of high school Algebra with a "C" grade or better or one post high school Algebra course with a passing grade of "C" or better. Successful completion of the online NJATC Tech Math Class will also satisfy this requirement.
  4. Photo ID.

Question

What is the starting pay for an apprentice if accepted into the program?

Answer

Currently the starting wage for a 1st period apprentice in the Inside (Commercial) program is 45% of the Journeyman wage.

Question

Do I have to be 18 years old to apply?

Answer

Yes, you must be 18 years or older at the time you make application.

Question

Do I need to have experience to join?

Answer

No, you do not need experience. Experience is not necessary.

Question

How much does it cost me to be an apprentice?

Answer

Almost nothing. For the most part, participation in the apprenticeship program is funded through Education and Training Contributions that are paid as part of the compensation package for every hour paid by anyone working under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. These contributions are made outside of the hourly wage and are used to pay for most of the operating expenses of the apprenticeship program. There is currently no tuition charge for apprentices. Currently however, there is a $200 per year book charge for every apprentice in the program.